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  • Main Title Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress
  • Series Title Fiscal Year 2017


  • Author: O'Rourke, Ronald
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Naval Affairs


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2017-08-15


  • English


  • Content Description: This report provides background information and issues for Congress on the sustainment and modernization of the Coast Guard's polar icebreaker fleet. The Coast Guard's proposed FY2017 budget requests $150 million in acquisition funding for a new polar icebreaker that the Coast Guard wants to begin building in FY2020. The issue for Congress is whether to approve, reject, or modify the Administration's FY2017 acquisition funding request for a new polar icebreaker, and, more generally, whether to approve, reject, or modify the Coast Guard's overall plan for sustaining and modernizing the polar icebreaking fleet.
  • Physical Description: 62 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Arctic regions
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Coast guard -- U.S.
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Environmental protection
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Ships
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Transportation


  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: RL34391
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL34391_2017Aug15
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1020882